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All about Golden Retrievers

golden retriever puppiesGolden Retrievers are everybody's friend! Known for its devotion, loyalty and obedient nature.

Self confident, sensitive, intelligent and infrequent barkers, Golden Retrievers are sporting creatures and yearn for a day in the field. Ignoring its active nature and powerful physique can lead to behaviour problems. Goldens need daily physical and mental exercise. With a tendency to over exuberance and boisterousness - their enthusiasm for everything often distracts it!!

Native to Britain, the breed we know today is attributed to the kennels of Lord Tweedmouth during the 1860's when he combined yellow flat coated dogs with Tweed Water Spaniels and was first exhibited in 1908.

The Retriever is not aggressive in any way, which makes it ideal for training as a guide for the blind.

golden retrieversGolden Retrievers at a glance

Our 4 Paw Rating - to the  suitability of Golden Retrievers for your home and lifestyle

Size 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Shoulder height up to 24 inches, weight 65 - 75 lbs

Coat Care 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Have a smooth, wavy and weather resistant coat

Family Life 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Get along well with children and other animals, although can be belligerent with unknown visitors

Lifestyle 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Suit family life, is energetic and amenable. Needs a good area of space due to size and exuberance!

Health 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Life expectancy 10 - 13 years
Test for cardiac, hip, eye, elbow and blood recommended

Exercise 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Above average needs for exercise and activity, they love to swim and should be allowed to

Training 4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating4 Paw Rating
Obedience classes are recommended. They are very sensitive so excessive strictness is not required. They remember what they learn for the whole of their lives.

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